Foscarnet
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Foscarnet?

(fos KAR net)

• This medicine is used to treat herpes infections.

• This medicine is used to treat a viral infection of the eyes.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Headache.

• Nervous and excitable.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency...

 
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